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Middlesex achieves a First in green university rankings

28/01/2015
People and Planet places Middlesex 24th in league table of UK’s most sustainable universities

Electric vehicle charging points at Middlesex University

Middlesex University is giddy with joy at being named a 'First Class University' by People and Planet, which compiles a league table of the UK's most sustainable universities.

It is especially pleasing since we were ranked 52nd in 2013 and now we've climbed to 24th position out of 151 UK institutions.

We're doing better because we've done things like installing of solar panels and LED lighting in the college buildings.

Charge your EV here

As the picture above proves, there are also now charging points for electric cars (wish they paid us enough to own one).

These green rankings are worked out using 13 criteria, which include:
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  • Having an environmental policy audit
  • Serious attempts at carbon reduction
  • Good waste and water recycling
  • Student engagement e.g. using the recycling bins
  • General energy efficiency
  • Sustainable food policies
  • And (our favourite) workers' rights

Go Green week

Andrew Dickie, Director of Estates and Facilities at Middlesex, said:

"Four years ago we were ranked at number 111. We have come a long way since then to not only do our bit in reducing energy consumption, but we have helped improve the environment around the university, encouraging recycling and discouraging waste.

"Sustainability is a top priority for the University, and to build on our success, we have developed a 'Go Green' week, encouraging all staff and students to increase their participation in our green initiatives."

Alongside 'Go Green' week, Middlesex is also aiming for Eco-Campus Gold Award accreditation in 2015. We'll let you know how we do - using paperless communications, of course.

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